Ronaldo lucky to stay on the pitch after headbutt
Cristiano Ronaldo was lucky to stay on the pitch last night against Sweden after his headbutt
The World Cup play-off's were always going to feisty, but especially Portugal vs Sweden, with either Zlatan Ibrahimovic or Cristiano Ronaldo not packing their bags for Brazil next summer.
But Ronaldo certainly wanted it more last night in Lisbon, even if that involved causing a lot of controversy.
Ronaldo received a harsh yellow card early in the second half for a trip on Sweden goalkeeper Andreas Isaksson, although worse was to come.
After an incident involving Mikael Lustig, the Portuguese international appeared to move his head towards the Swede at pace in what could only be classed as a head-but.
Television cameras filmed the incident, which appeared to have been missed by the officials during the match.
But Ronaldo's reaction to Lustig, who did not go to the ground following the incident, was even better - the Real Madrid man reacted angrily yet theatrical as he pretended to wipe his eyes gesturing that the defender was a 'cry-baby'.
Many would agree with Ronaldo's reaction in saying that Lustig made too much of the incident and he did not exactly use any force against the Swede.
Although, others would say and I would agree with them, if the intent was there then really he should have been red carded.
If Lustig had made more of the situation then it could have easily been red for Ronaldo for certain.
Luckily for the Portuguese international, Lustig was a good sportsman and although he put a hand to his face but did not make a meal of the incident.
Portugal went on to win the match 1-0, with a late goal from Ronaldo securing their first leg win. It was a quiet night for Ibrahimovic who will hope for better when Sweden entertain Portugal next Tuesday.
You can watch the incident above, I look forward to seeing what you think? Should Ronaldo have been sent off?
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